Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 2:29 pm on 24th April 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) 2:29 pm, 24th April 2009

I am keen not to talk the Bill out, but I have to say to the Government that I do not think that they have given an adequate response. We are talking about a very serious issue that affects my constituents and others. It is not an adequate response to say, "We'll push the matter into Committee and discuss it through a private Member's Bill." The Government have had time to consider the issue, and they must determine whether they wish to change the law or not.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time; to stand committed to a Public Bill Committee. (Standing Order No. 63)

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